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Ellen Gutoskey is a Mental Floss staff writer who especially loves covering pop culture, not-so-popular culture, literature, really tiny things, really giant things, and anything that was previously thought to be lost. She used to work in publishing, she's usually laughing, and you can follow her on Twitter @ellengutoskey.
The literal meaning of ‘sic’ is ‘so’ or ‘thus.’ But the way writers use it is a little more nuanced.
This list of the world’s most downloaded apps includes everything from TikTok to Candy Crush.
The Guinness World Record holder for longest song ever is based on a 16th-century Indian poem.
It's hard to nail the second movie in a series—here are 25 successes.
Those frilly paper caps on your turkey's legs have been called “turkey frills,” “turkey booties,” and even “turkey panties.” Here’s where they came from.
From ‘The Sopranos’ to ‘It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia,’ these TV shows capture all the things you love (or hate) about Thanksgiving.
You’re not the only person who has Googled “NPC meaning” of late.
Should you watch the Marvel movies in order of release or chronological order? And what about those Marvel TV shows? Here’s everything you need to know.
Here’s how to pepper your next argument with Shakespearean insults.
There’s a good chance you’ll end up wanting to wear these flashy, funny ugly Christmas sweaters all year round.
Americans favor 'Merry Christmas,' while Brits opt for 'Happy Christmas.' Here's how we got here.
Britney Spears’s songs, music videos, and live performances defined an era and inspired an entire generation of future pop stars.